“It was a skeleton with cobwebs. I peeked around the corner, and there he was. We both ran out the front door and I threw up.”
Man Buys Foreclosed House, Finds Corpse of Previous Homeowner Inside
A Pennsylvania man got more than he bargained for when he bought a foreclosed home and stumbled upon a grotesque scene straight out of a nightmare.
Berks County contractor Mark Ponce thought he got a great deal after buying his home in a tax lien sale, WFMZ reports. Once he and a friend entered the home, they discovered the corpse of the former owner, 57-year-old Michael Meitzler.
“It was a skeleton with cobwebs,” Ponce told WFMZ.
“I peeked around the corner, and there he was,” said Joe McGee, Ponce’s friend who came with him to see the property. “We both ran out the front door and I threw up.”
The Berks County coroner suspected Meitzler’s body had been rotting in the house for two and a half to three years. The coroner’s office told WFMZ the cause of death appears to be natural, but they will not know for sure until the entire autopsy report comes back.